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Dr Martin Masek

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6410, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML13.218
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6410  
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML13.218  


Martin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer and Security Science and Co-Leader of the Centre for Transformational Games.

Current Teaching

  • Games and Simulation Development and Software Engineering

Professional Associations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • International Game Developers Association (IGDA)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Computer vision and image processing
  • Applications of games technology
  • Applications of software to health
  • Mobile phone remote health diagnosis
  • Games for health
  • Computational red teaming

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2004 .
  • Bachelor of Engineering Honours, The University of Western Australia, 1998 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Choose your own adventure - Game-based differentiated learning,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2014 (Round 2),  2014 - 2015,  $209,936.
  • Trailblazer: A Framework for Context Aware Multimodal Learning,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2013,  2013 - 2014,  $109,392.
  • Nanotechnology Online game,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012,  $102,761.
  • NanoCity : Stage Two Nanotechnology Game Development,  The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education ,  DIISRTE - Grant,  2013,  $93,425.
  • Remote Blood Pressure Monitoring for Preeclampsia,  Nortel Networks,  Grant - Development,  2011 - 2012,  $46,405.
  • Promoting Youth Mental Health Using Gaming Technology: An RCT Pilot Study,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Research Starter Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $29,072.
  • Autonomous Mobile Robotic Mapping and Surveillance,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2009 - 2011,  $60,000.
  • AE2 Simulation National Archives of Australia,  National Archives of Australia,  Grant - Ian Maclean Award,  2009 - 2010,  $21,000.
  • Fetal Heart Rate and Activity Monitoring via Smart Phones,  Microsoft Research,  Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $108,063.
  • Development of an ad-hoc wireless network routing protocol optimised for multiplayer peer-to-peer computer games,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $14,939.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Brogan, M., Masek, M., (2013), E-learning with docugames: AE2 Commander. Archives and Manuscripts, 41(1), 58-68, London, DOI: 10.1080/01576895.2013.779207.
  • Masek, M., Murcia, K., Morrison, J., (2012), Getting serious with iPads: The intersection of game design and teaching principals. Australian Educational Computing, 27(2), 34-38, Frankston VIC.
  • Boeing, A., Boulton, M., Braunl, T., Frisch, B., Lopes, S., Morgan, A., Ophelders, F., Pangeni, S., Reid, R., Vinsen, K., Garel, N., Lee, CS., Masek, M., Attwood, A., Fazio, M., Gandossi, A., (2012), WAMbot: Team MAGICian's entry to the Multi Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge 2010. Journal of Field Robotics, 29(5), 707-728, DOI: 10.1002/rob.21434.
  • Brogan, M., Masek, M., (2011), AE2 Commander: Simulation and serious games in the online cultural heritage space. Archives and Manuscripts: The Journal of the Australian Society of Archivists Inc., 39(1), 85-106, Virginia, QLD.

Conference Publications

  • Boston, J., Masek, M., Brogan, M., Lam, P., (2014), Digitally Augmenting Physical Spaces for Personalised Learning. 26th Australian Computers in Education Conference, 52-60.
  • Gulatee, Y., Masek, M., (2014), Giving students an informed choice when selecting teams for group work. Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. Proceedings ascilite Dunedin 2014, 751-755.
  • Subramanian, R., Masek, M., Lee, CS., (2013), Connectivity check for modular self reconfigurable robots. IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON, 1-4, Piscataway, NJ, USA.
  • Masek, M., Ophelders, F., Pangeni, S., Boeing, A., Braunl, T., (2013), WAMbot: Simulation and modelling of a team of autonomous mobile robots. IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON, 1-4, Piscataway, NJ, USA, DOI: 10.1109/TENCON.2013.6718893.
  • Da Luz, L., Masek, M., Lam, P., (2013), Activities of daily living classification using depth features. IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON, 1-4, Piscataway, NJ, USA, DOI: 10.1109/TENCON.2013.6718892.
  • Nguyen, K., Li, B., Masek, M., Gulatee, Y., (2012), Exploration games played on a DDR Pad can constitute beneficial physical exercise. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 2190-2194, Piscataway, N.J., DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC.2012.6378065.
  • Beard, D., Hingston, P., Masek, M., (2012), Using Monte Carlo Tree Search for Replanning in a Multistage Simultaneous Game. Proceedings of 2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 1-8, Piscataway, NJ, USA.
  • Ranjeet, T., Hingston, P., Lam, P., Masek, M., (2012), Evaluating Coevolution on a Multimodal Problem. GECCO'12 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Companion, 1469-1470, DOI: 10.1145/2330784.2330995.
  • Hingston, P., Ranjeet, T., Lam, P., Masek, M., (2012), A Multimodal Problem for Competitive Coevolution. Proceedings of the 25th Australasian joint conference on Advances in Artificial Intelligence, 338-349, Heidelberg, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35101-3_29.
  • Masek, M., Murcia, K., Morrison, J., Newhouse, P., Hackling, M., (2012), Learning in transformational computer games: Exploring design principles for a nanotechnology game. AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, 1-12, Sydney.
  • Clarkson, B., Jung, J., Masek, M., (2011), Shared Assessment: a Strategy for Managing Multidisciplinary Projects. Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011 , 2011(June 27-1 July 2011), 2925-2930, Chesapeake, VA.
  • Jung, J., Clarkson, B., Masek, M., (2011), Thinking outside the ?I am the user? box: a trial of social-emotional design in HCI education. Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011 , 2011(June 27-1 July 2011), 412-418, Chesapeake, VA.
  • Masek, M., Jung, J., Clarkson, B., (2011), Managing Multidisciplinary Student Design Teams. Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011, 2011(27 June-1 July), 465-470, Chesapeake, VA.
  • Ranjeet, T., Masek, M., Hingston, P., Lam, P., (2011), The effects of diversity maintenance on coevolution for an intransitive numbers problem. AI 2011: Advances in Artificial Intelligence. 24th Australasian Joint Conference. Proceedings, 7106 LNAI(5-8 December 2011 ), 331-340, Germany, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-25832-9_34.
  • Lee, CS., Lam, P., Masek, M., (2011), Rough-fuzzy hybrid approach for identification of bio-markers and classification on Alzheimer's disease data. Proceedings of 2011 IEEE 11th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2011, 84-91, Piscataway, N.J., DOI: 10.1109/BIBE.2011.20.
  • Ranjeet, T., Hingston, P., Lam, P., Masek, M., (2011), Analysis of Key Installation Protection using Computerized Red Teaming. Thirty-Fourth Australasian Computer Science Conference, 113(January 2011),  137-144,  Perth, Australia.
  • Sinclair, JR., Hingston, P., Masek, M., Nosaka, K., (2010), Testing an Exergame for Effectiveness and Attractiveness. Games Innovations Conference (ICE-GIC), 2010 International IEEE Consumer Electronics Society's, 1-8, Piscataway, N.J., DOI: 10.1109/ICEGIC.2010.5716909.
  • Masek, M., Boeing, A., Bailey, W., (2010), Critical infrastructure protection risk modelling with games technology. What kind of information society? Governance, Virtuality, Surveilance, Sustainability, Resilience, 328(20-23 September 2010), 363-372, Australia, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15479-9_34.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Information Technology,  Coevolutionary Algorithms For The Optimization Of Strategies For Red Teaming Applications.
  • Doctor of Information Technology,  A Feedback Control System For Exergames..

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  On The Recognition Of Emotion From Physiological Data.
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